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Located in Chesterfield County, SwimRVA serves the Greater Richmond area as a catalyst for regional aquatics and community-wide focus on water safety, health & fitness, sports tourism and competitive swimming. We offer swimming lessons, water aerobics, aqua running, water polo, CPR & lifeguard certification courses, masters swimming, warm water therapy pool, land fitness classes, and youth triathlon training.
SwimRVA started as the Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership (GRAP), a collaboration of five educational and youth sport leaders who share the goal of providing a world class facility in Chesterfield County to act as a regional catalyst for water safety, physical fitness, regional tourism, and competitive swimming.
The partnership built the 54,000 square foot Collegiate School Aquatics Center that was home to the 2008 Olympic Trials pool, along with a secondary instructional pool and a therapy pool for seniors. The facility is the first of its kind in Central Virginia and designed to be a fitness driver for residents in our area and a place for everyone to enjoy the benefits of aquatic wellness.
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Why Should You Swim?
The SwimRVA Swim School is a 7-station curriculum with immediate advancement. Designed for every age level, we promote core values of Courage, Truthfulness, Dignity, Persistence, and Success. Access to water safety skills and the tools to stay active will build confidence that students will take to the classroom and workplace for the rest of their life!
The SwimRVA Swim Team is a year round non-competitive swim team. Develop technique and endurance in a fun and challenging atmosphere! Led by top aquatic professionals, learn to work as a team doing dry land and water based workouts. Perfect for summer league swimmers staying in shape, athletes improving cardiovascular endurance, and youth preparing for competition!
SwimRVA Water Polo is Richmond's youth water polo team! Developed in 2013, the first ever water polo team is led by former professional, Miras Jelic. Miras brings a wholehearted love for the sport and helping our youth gain access to untapped potential both in and out of the water. This year round competitive aquatics team plays in several tournaments a year, including scrimmages, both home and away!
Health & Wellness
With over 70 weekly water and land based group wellness classes, SwimRVA provides a variety of fitness opportunities! Enjoy classes like Aquacise, Aqua Zumba, Line Dancing, Aqua Body Blast, Pilates, Yoga, Zumba Gold, Silver Splash, H2O Fit, and many more! Designed for the active older adult, injured person in recovery, senior social butterflies, and anyone in need of gravity free whole body workouts.
Running University utilizes circuit training principles to achieve your cardiovascular needs while incorporating upper, lower, and core body strengthening and proprioceptive exercises. Each program is developed to help you achieve your fullest running potential. Whether you are a serious runner, training for a marathon, a recreational runner just trying to stay fit, or a cardio junkie, SwimRVA has the program for you!
SwimRVA offers a variety of camps throughout the year! Through our core values and principles, we will help your child build self confidence that they can take with them back to the classroom and at home. We give your child a well-rounded quality camp and a lifetime memory!
The SwimRVA Safety School offers classes in CPR, First Aid, Lifeguard Certifications and re-certifications. We aim to provide RVA with higher qualified safety professionals. Backed by the American Red Cross, our aquatics leaders are fully trained and waiting to help you learn the skills necessary to save a life.
Whether it's learning to swim, finding a new way to exercise or getting lifeguard certifications, come join us at SwimRVA.